Befriending Service

Would you like to spend time chatting with someone you can talk to, someone who understands?

Kingston Carers' Network are working with The Bridge to offer carers free access to a telephone befriending service for 18 to 65 year olds. 

The Bridge is an active listening service who will carefully macth you with a volunteer for six weeks of one hour phone calls. The phone calls are arranged around your availability.

After the initial six week commitment you may carry on with your befriender by mutual decision. The service is best suited to those who are struggling with loneliness, isolation, low-self-esteem and low-level mental health issues. The Bridge volunteers are not trained counsellors but they are Connected Kingston trained, safeguarding trained and Mental Health First Aider Trained.

The service looks to give you the confidence and value to make positive changes you seek through listening and constructive signposting .They can point you to activities and hobbies you may not have considered, opening opportunities to enrich your life and break down the barriers to personal engagement.

IMPORTANTLY- Although they are based in a church, their volunteers are a mix of Faith and Non-Faith and you will be matched according to your preference. Those with a Faith outside of Christianity are most welcome!

If you are interested in being matched with a volunteer, or would like to find out more, please contact The Bridge on 020 8948 3355 or